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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am EST
at some point. the loss of credibility for ten years, it is unacceptable in the u.n. cannot define what you mean by unacceptable. those will be what will have to be applied. >> let me ask you two other questions, one narrow and won broad. >> fight that battle over whether we can negotiate or not. because we come to the point of what to do about the program and we need to demonstrate a level to find a diplomatic solution. >> negotiation -- [talking over each other] >> we cannot afford open-ended negotiation. >> the negotiation of some kind is necessary. >> whichever option you favor. this >> let me go northwest to syria. syria was discussed in the presidential campaign but the more it was discussed there and less difference there seemed to be between the two candidate. it came down to should we be arming the opposition? let me ask that question in a broader context? should we are mccumber opposition and whenever answer to that question is what is the strategic approach to the syrian conflict that preserves or protect american interests at this stage? >> let me begin and that end. the ame
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 6:45pm EST
of this stuff. it's out in the open. it's up on the websites of u.n., european union, the american bar association, the deans of most law schools in american universities, leading american foundations. it's all there on the internet. people are not talking about world government anybody, but world governance, a form of transnational governance. look at four people, quick views, and talbot, the president of the brookings institution, a major think tank in washington. the former secretary of state, and as a journalist for time magazine in the 1990s, they wrote an article in which he welcomed super national political authority. he said, quote, "i'll bet within the next hundred years nationhood as we know it will be obsolete and all states will recognize a single global authority." he concluded saying "the devra davis luges of power upwards of units of administration is basically a positive phenomena." coe, currently, today, the chief legal adviser of the u.s. state department, in other words, he advises the president on what the law is, was gave a major speech last week at georgetown law,
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
's right out in the open. up on the web sites of u.n., european union, the american bar association, the deans of most law schools at american universities, leading american foundations, it's all there on the internet. and people are not talking about world government anymore, they're talking about global gore nance -- governance, this form of transnational governance. so let's look at four people, quick views of theirs, who have given ideas about this. strobe talbot is currently the president of the brookings institution, he's former secretary of state and as a journalist for time magazine in the 1990s, talbot wrote an article in which he welcomed supernational political authority. he said, quote: i'll bet that within the next hundred years nationhood as we know it will be obsolete, and all state will recognize a single global authority. he concluded by saying that this devolution of power upwards toward the supernational and downwards toward autonomous units of administration is basically a positive phenomena. harold coe is currently -- today he's the chief legal adviser of the u.
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
the tweets. that's at c-span.org/fiscalcliff. ! new a few moments we'll hear about the u.n. vote of making palestine a nonmember observer state. from a state department spokesman and from british foreign secretary william hag in about ten minutes. and after that, we'll reair the hearing on amtrak's operations. several live events to telling you about tomorrow. from london they release the report on british media practices that including phone-hacking of people in the news. .. is $50,000. almost four to with the rest costs. and the vast majority of producers who use public schools. we could take the money we spend today, every public school system and save billions of dollars per year at the same or better outcomes. >> deputy secretary of state, bill burns' special envoy met with houston and president ,-com,-com ma mahmoud abbas in new york city to discuss thursday's vote in the united nations to elevate palestine to be a non-observers say. from today's state department briefing, this 10 minute. >> let's start with your incredibly successful efforts to lobby others not to vote in favor of t
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
of palestinian organizations to the u.n. >> whether it would mark a step towards depends on what would happen next. and as i mentioned earlier, there is a sequence which they have hope for the future ,-com,-com ma that is what we are trying to provide for, assurances that we have asked for so that we can maximize the further progress being made we can only answer his question pearly when we see what happens next. what i am interested in is what he said to the israeli government -- what is he doing to prevent a threat about being carried out? >> we are very clear and we have been clear with israel already. they say that we will not react in a adverse way of passing of the revolution. does that show that bullying and threats actually work and send out completely the wrong message to all israelis and palestinians who seek a peaceful resolution? >> welcome i do have some differences about that. it is not just about the messages. it is about how do you get two parties that have not had a successful negotiation for so long. this is not about facing negotiations and our actions should be guided by w
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 4:45pm EST
dictator kim jong-un, who took office in december after his father died, kim jong-un understands the threat that information poses to his rule. one of his first acts after succeeding his father was to issue a shoot-to-kill order to guards along the korean border. anyone observed fleeing across the 210 river or the yellow river to china was to be stopped, he demanded. there are also reports he is trying to stop the information flow into north korea by forcibly relocating the families of the north koreans to have escaped. the report say that he is moving some of them to the interior of the country where they're will be out of reach of the chinese carriers or -- and the chinese of phones operate. let me close with a "from a north korean boy who escaped to china when he was 13 years old, and i refer, of course, to joseph. ' joseph and tell his story in my book. a couple of years ago when i was beginning to do there research on the book, i heard him give a moving address to liberty in north korea. the organization that adrian founded and which helped by joseph escaped from china. joseph told the
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am EST
not take this to the un in the short term and we urged them not to do that. if they do so we will have to consider the right way to vote. in an end point is this. we will not solve this problem that the united nations. this problem will be solved by israelis and palestinians sitting at the negotiating table. there may be dangers from pushing the too early in terms of a cutoff of funds for the palestinian authority and other consequences that could follow so in the end bets get negotiations going rather than discussions at the u.n.. >> if the prime minister wants to send a clear message to scotland and england belong together shouldn't he be doing his best to make sure the principal road from london is not going to come back? >> my friend makes a very attractive bid for the statement and the chancellor is not here but i'm sure other treasury colleagues have been listening closely. >> the prime minister claims universal credit will bring about the most fundamental and radical changes. given the government's propensity for this can he guarantee that the universal credit will be interested
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 11:00am EST
declaration of human rights after world war ii. thanks in part two of eleanor roosevelt who helped draft the u.n. declaration after her husband's death. today, more than 70 countries recognize a right to health or health care in their constitutions. virtually every industrialized nation can take a step to implement these rights via establishing some type of universal health coverage for their citizens. with one major exception. anybody know? the united states of america. but it's not for lack of trying. after fdr's death, president harry truman announced a national health insurance program that would've made medical coverage for all part of the social security act. but the physicians of the american medical association attacked truman's plan as socialized medicine. that might also sound familiar. and in the early cold war, the ama won that battle, and treatments proposal was defeated. other presidents including richard nixon and bill clinton tried the passing of universal health care programs, but they fail due to entrenched and vigorous opposition from not just the medical profession, but also
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 2:00pm EST
in the hands of the green lobby. >> well, the u.n. has been very encouraging of the green lobby and the screen job issue is not an issue here in the united state. it is an issue also in europe being encouraged by the u.n., encouraged by the meeting over the summer. but europe is also finding green job aren't all they thought they would be. spain has stopped subsidies for solar power under that doesn't work in sunny spain it's not going to work anywhere. germany has also stopped at subsidies which is more understandable because there's a lot of clubs in germany, even though the economy isn't cloudy at all. the u.n. has had a strong influence on this. >> yes, sir. >> chuck bradford. you are probably not old enough to remember, the jimmy carter gave lots of money, billions of dollars to alternate energy projects. >> i do remember. >> too many of those plants still exist is the question? i don't think they lasted more than a couple years. secondly, are you familiar with another jimmy carter program, where he gave money to five different steel mills, for about engraft immediately on the fifth one p
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:30pm EST
or the denial of health care would be something new to our system. something extremely un-american. but i believe that the claim that the u.s. does not currently ration health care has been counter productive, damaging, and inaccurate. and my book uses historical evidence to show that the u.s. has rationed health care and has done for so for a long time. way europeans through canadians there do through waiting room and caps on national expendture. the country allocated and denied health care in a complex and unique way called the american way of rationing. so what is the american way of rationing? and how can history help us understand it? in classical economics, rationing simply means the good and services are distributed by price. in order not everybody can afford everything they could possibly want or need. so supply and demand are controlled by people's ability to pay. rationing by price or rationing by the market certainly goes a long way to describe the u.s. health care delivery system. the government may not officially deny you health care. many americans cannot get the care they n
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 9:15am EST
an issue in the united states. it is an issue also in europe, being encouraged by the un and the meetings in rio over the summer but europe is also finding that green jobs are not all they thought they would be. spain just opted subsidies for solar power and if solar power doesn't work in sunny spain it won't work anywhere. germany has also stopped it subsidies for solar power which is more understandable because there are a lot of clouds in germany. even though the economy isn't cloudy at all. the un has had a strong influence on this. >> chuck bradford. you are cannot hold enough to remember but jimmy carter gave lots of money, billions of dollars to alternate energy projects. >> i do remember. i had to waiting gas lines in the 1970s. >> to any of those plants still exist? i don't think they lasted more than a couple years. secondly are you familiar with another jimmy carter program when he gave money to build five different steel mills four of which went bankrupt almost immediately and the fifth one put out of business the plant in kansas city they blame on things? >> jimmy carter's pr
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
important element, the u.n. dimension: respect for the territorial integrity and independence of iraq. so that meant that the action team could not go to nondeclared facilities. only delareed facilities could be -- declared facilities could be inspected. but then the security council formed out that right to, i would say, break the integrity to the -- [inaudible] so they were charged with nondeclared facilities and activities. of course, then it was, obviously, chemical, biological. but the beauty of these wars that it's tough sanctions system was in place. we have to have that also. but immediately when the inspection started, the sanction system was gradually released. so this was a functioning system, good behavior led also to these single sanctions. bad behavior, which happened, of course, quite frequently, some blockages and refusals, was met by some tough language from the security council. not from the israeli government or anyone, it was security council under the charter of the united nations that put that pressure. so, of course, we know that this system works extremely well. it
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
crisis. i would argue that preceding the latest sanctions against iran, that when the p5 plus one, the u.n. security council and germany sat down to talk to iran, there is a problem sequencing. iran wants p5+1 to recognize the enriched uranium and wants iran to build confidence to undertake measures that show the international community that tehran is serious about compromising on the nuclear program. because if you think about it, it's much easier for iran to stop enriching uranium to 24%. it's much easier to stop loving for the facility, which is buried under the mountain. it's easier for iran to open up its eighth including a suspected military nuclear weapons site to international inspection. it's much harder, however, to the sanctions of the united states and its allies has spent years and years building. so right now, we find ourselves in an advantageous position vis-À-vis the republic. iran is not a dissent to power in the middle east. there's one thing however announce the military conflict with iran. the israeli attack against iran could roll back some of these achievements. it c
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
understandable. there are more clouds. the un has had a strong influence. >> you're probably not old enough to remember but jimmy carter gave billions of dollars to alternate energy products. >> i was waiting in the gas lines. >> to those plans still exist but settled think there lasted. are you familiar with another jimmy carter program he gave money to build five steel mills for went bankrupt almost immediately and the fifth one point* of business from of plant in kansas city. >> to make carter's programs did not work then. i remember reading one or two hours to fill up with gasoline in the dc area. these programs are not working now and are unlikely to work in the future. the government cannot at pick the winning project. and never would have thought to pick the apple iphone 5 people wait in line because the one to buy one. [laughter] not necessarily technology that it is an expensive but what they're willing to spend money. we don't know what it it is. i am sure there are many entrepreneurs who have a better idea than those in washington. >> would you be in favor of a significantly hig
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
the perhaps more cyberattacks that are maybe something like an armed attack under the u.n. charter conceivably i suppose, even inactive or, though that is debatable at this point to whether we seen anything like that today. i put a few appear that are relevant. computer network attack talking about that encompass different things. computer network exploitation is basically a to infiltrate a computer network for any of the purposes i just described. it may be some of armed attack. maybe it is for criminal activities and you're hoping to be surreptitious about which are doing. babies are espionage and again are hoping to be surreptitious. so i have an example of how these concepts interrelate to one another and how if you're in the business of computer network defense, you're trying to defend networks at your company. if you look at this from a policy perspective for the united states, for example i'm how vulnerable is the united states? how vulnerable is our critical infrastructure, nuclear power plants, things like that. you quickly see that an infiltration into the network might be to steal a
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 11:45pm EST
armbands, still mourning james dean. u.n. maureen sneaking cigarettes, hiking dusty piles of moody magazines under the bed. >> living in the coldwell ordered house of adult experience. >> a decade lost between us, my student years in chicago, london for nearly as long, returning to this country and 73, a year in the ozarks vi -- before he hitchhiked west. communal flats, antiwar marches, street theater collect its in arkansas, northern california. and narrative full of the usual drugs in fanciful while you are at home, a respectable cambridge wife, reading homer in the original as your toddler snapped. >> when i had young children, i found consolation, the language in the unholy joy it gives. a fluttering -- >> still free and childless, i did not know your suffering, your beautiful firstborn son. only later did we learn this word autistic. when i gave birth you sent us picture books of mother goose and said yes it's jonah who will will be 23 in the year 2000. who could imagine such a year? and i don't want to squabble about what killed you that very year, whether you're smoking or
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 10:15am EST
unattractive, it's un-american. in this country more than any other, you get to choose the song of your nation and the song of your life. get your song back. put it in your heart as it is in mine, and get your mojo working again. you cannot prepare for defeat and expect to live in victory. shake it off and step up. through adversity comes great opportunity. the information age that saw this nation lead the world in a way so remarkable, was led by giants such as general electric, hewlett-packard, ibm, and microsoft, all of which originated in past times. they didn't just hunkered down. they didn't just hang on. they didn't just survive. they went out there and they conquered that storm, and that's what you have to do. anything is possible if you believe and if you have faith. they cannot uproot you. they cannot break you. they cannot topple you. believe your called. believe your chosen. believe you are equipped. believe he can. because you can. you've done it before and you will do it again. listen to this creed. do not choose to be a common man. it is your right to be uncommon. if you conceive
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2012 8:00pm EST
the government, the u.n., how do you weigh yen? also the second question do feel al qaeda is more or less defeated after killing of some of bin laden? >> with drones there is a significance day significant advance of humanitarian warfare. the three principals are necessity, determination and proportionality. is a city meeting are the people you are fighting is there some way to deal with those on the bin laden and and al-zawahiri other than capturing them? i come down on the side of no. making sure you target the right people and the striking targets with the level of course, the diss required and no more. they give the ability to make sure you hit the right target. at the don't make mistakes that there is a better chance to reach the 100% goal with the drone they add a show are dropping bob and proportionality. you can try one of the options was to bomb the compound to smithereens killing every man the, will become a child, bench again again, child and go outbid a 500-mile radius and levies smoking coal and the president's credit dismiss that immediately. trying to target one individual
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
've heard, seen perhaps more cyberattacks that are maybe something like an armed attack under the u.n. charter. conceivably i suppose even an act of war, though that is a debatable point as to whether we've seen anything like that to date. i have put a few terms of the things that are really. computer network attack, as we've been talking up, computer network exploitation is basically efforts to infiltrate a computer network for any other purpose i just described. so maybe some sort of armed attack. maybe it's for criminal activities and you're hoping to be surreptitious about what you can. maybe it's her espionage and then you're hoping to be surreptitious. cite a few examples of how these concepts and relate to one another. and how come if you are in the business of computer network defense, you are trying to defend networks at your company but if you're looking at this from a policy perspective for the united states, for example, how vulnerable is the united states, how vulnerable is our critical infrastructure and nuclear power plants, things like that. you quickly see that an inf
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
at the u.n. and had this graphic illustration of the problem, he created what was a new threshold for them. and the threshold. from the previous to my don't know, 6-12 months the israelis have been focusing on primarily because of the defense minister, what he called the son of immunity. what he meant was, iran was going to of, with the character of the sip their program, the theft of the redundancy, the hardening of the nuclear program would reach a point where the israelis would actually lose their military options. and not just this one, easily accept a situation where they face a threat but no longer have the military option to deal with it. and so what he was trying to say come identify the point at which the zone of immunity, he was saying it would be the end of 2012. he has changed that and said it has been pushed back. when the prime minister was in new york he focused on the point at which the iranians would cross a threshold where there would have the ability to grow the nuclear weapon and you would not be allowed to do anything about it. he was suggesting that would be when they
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:15am EST
government and the a ring government that had the u.n. security council, not security comes, general assembly, in 1998, at which their rings agree to withdraw the threats. and after that there was a parody, a couple years when the british tried to make sure they were telling the truth and had been telling the truth the but before that there was kind of a step-by-step thing. i mean, i was pushing very hard to be allowed to just do ordinary professional things that writers do, such as -- i came out to be able to talk about, talk to my readers and things like that. all of this was a battle with security forces, internationally. and gradually we got a little more cooperation, and so that got done a little bit. i mean, the thing that really, have to say this, the thing that really make a big difference to in those years was this country. because america allowed me to come here for periods of time, which started off being short, like a week or 10 days, and ended up being much longer, like too much, too and as months at a time, and litter and ordinary free life. [applause] so i was allowed to make m
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:15pm EDT
about obama's speech before the u.n.. there's a lot of things you don't know. i cited the caliber of the liberals on fox news. they had a former vice presidential candidate on the democratic party. they have bob -- or bob, a blow hazard, but he ran mondale's campaign. susan ran decaucus' campaign. they are liberals, but they are as smart as they come. [laughter] they're the -- [applause] they're -- [laughter] it's the best liberalism they have to offer. [laughter] meanwhile, on msnbc, they have people i've never heard of, and they are functional retards representing the conservative arguments, and then i said in the prime time lineup, there's only one partisan host, sean hannity. they cite bill o'riley, middle of the road, believes in global warming, gun control, and loves the obama, and kopple got testing saying he's not opinionated? no, he's opinionated, it's that he's the best journalist in america. [laughter] he would agree with me on all of that. [laughter] okay, so then it runs, and they have a horrible clip of o'reilly screaming at a guest, the famous barnny frank one or so
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 10:15am EST
prime minister in february of 2005, in a damning un report that was leaked that held syria responsible. he survived all that and actually emerged in somewhat flying colors by 2008-2009, accepted back into the regional order, into the international community, even representatives at an anational plows meeting to jump start the arab-israeli peace talk. so i think he developed a sense of survivalism. he and his supporters. to the point where, when you have another challenge, and the most serious to date, obviously, since march 2011 and continuing today, that sense of triumphantism, that they're on the right side of history, sense of destiny, and i sincerely believe if i talked to him today he would believe that he is not only surviving and protecting the sect and those that supported him in power, but he is saving the country. his match 30th, 2011 speech, his first speech that mapped out what his response to the uprising -- he blamed, he still does, terrorists, storm enemies and armed gangs, and many people in the west thought that was a total misdirection, intentional misdirection from t
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 6:30am EST
they love you but you also in new york teachers valued un respected you. >> i know you all think you are pretty smart but there's no better judge of the authenticity of a human being than the kids in those schools. they smell a rat. i will tell you all of you have questions, time to start lining up. i will throw one more topic out in advance and i remind those of you with questions that we're seven days from an election if nobody's going to ask about the political vacations' of this what you're going to leave it to me to do that. i want to say something about these nonacademic programs. you mentioned nation at risk study in 1983. that is what i was in high school. they pronounced my generation the dumbest group of people the american public education system ever produced and predicted we would lead the american economy into the third world. what actually happened when we get the workforce that work force was the biggest productivity boom in american economic history. i know the liabilities of claiming credit for inventing the internet but we pretty much did. the standardized tests th
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm EST
and that is the un's help is needed. so we see that continuing policy of focusing on military support to president hadi as well. >> thank you. >> thank you. donna cranfield for the middle east. i agree with both of your comments and statements that the narrow view of our security approach is counterproductive and development approach should be taken. a bit too pushy both a little bit further in defining what that would look like. imagine you said at the pentagon and try to conceive of a programmer approach to be more project to an understanding that you don't have to be responsible for the next bomber who does slip through the cracks and understanding that the development approach i think we all see as fundamentally essential will take years if not decades to actually achieve it subject to so for the and medium term strategy, what is the alternative? pulling back and drum strikes may be something that i like to see. i guess that also with the mind of the last question that presidents hadi's rough embracing is seeking ownership in the way he mentioned that needs to happen -- [inaudible] so here is
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 9:00am EST
for for cease-fire. at the u.n. secretary-general have put energy behind this. egypt is playing a strong role. the visit of secretary clinton will bolster that, and all of us in the e.u. countries also determined to do so. so a lot of effort is being made behind this cease-fire proposal. >> cannot press the foreign secretary to say something more about what the future conversations he had with his fellow e.u. ministers on gaza, and also what conversation she's having with the special representatives of egypt's? >> well, we have the whole e.u. a fair council meeting yesterday, and there were the conclusions published from that, calling and very much in line with what i've said to the house in terms of the need to end rocket attacks on issue but also as a support for a negotiated caesar. so the whole of the e.u. year and spoke together on that yesterday. of course, we also regulate discuss matters with tony blair, the envoy of the quartet to the palestinians. i most recently spoke to him 10 days, nine days ago about this. my colleagues are in constant touch with him, and we will see whether tha
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 8:00am EST
southern support, republicans repeatedly condemned the south as aggressive, undemocratic, even un-american. with this party on the threshold of the presidency, southern sectional radicals known as fire eaters, those people who preached the gospel of this union, they took to the public platform and to the newspaper columns to proclaim that the crisis of the south was at hand. the south had to act immediately to protect itself from the hatred of evil republicans, cries of secession filled the southern air. now, this was not the first time sectional crisis had gripped the country, however. there have been several sharp sectional disputes prior to 1860. each of these, each of the major ones had been settled by a compromise. here i will point specifically to the four critical ones. first, the constitutional convention of 1787 in philadelphia. the missouri crisis of 1820, had to do with the admission of missouri as a slave state, the future slavery in the louisiana purchase which, of course, as you know was much more than a state of louisiana. it covered almost all the territory from th
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
-- repeatedly condemned the south as unprogressive, undemocratic and even un-american. with this party on the threshold, southern sectional radicals, those people who preach the gospel of this union, they took to the public platform in the newspaper columns to proclaim the crisis of the south was that hands. the south had to act immediately to protect itself from the hatred of evil republicans, cries of succession filled the southern air. now this was not the first time the crisis that gripped the country however. there have been several disputes prior to 1860. each of these, each of the major ones have been settled by a compromise. i will point specifically to the four critical ones. first, the constitutional convention of 1787 in philadelphia, the misery crisis of 1820, which had to do with the admission of missouri as a slave state, slavery and the unit -- which was more than the state of louisiana that covered almost all the territory from the mississippi river to the rocky mountains saved for texas. it was settled by the missouri compromise and then in 1832 and 33 then the nala va
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
't think so. . wasn't a lawyer. un actor. a shakespearean actor who knew julius caesar backwards and forwards. he viewed himself as brutus, doing the right thing and lincoln as caesar the tyrant. steward is a little like mark antony, the coat tyrant. he wanted to be sure that the coach tyrant was eliminated as well as the tyrant. >> more about abraham lincoln's team of rivals, william seward with walter stock, sunday night at 8:00 on c-span's q&a. >> since the university president rodney erickson speaks about the future of his university and answers questions about the ongoing child sex abuse investigation and formal charges against former university president graham spaniard. this is about an hour. >> it is a picture-perfect college town nestled amid the majestic hills of central pennsylvania and enormously popular university, it boasts the largest alumni association in the country. things were anything but happy when our guest rodney erickson assumed the presidency of penn state last november. the school was reeling from a side -- child sex abuse scandal involving penn state as
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Nov 6, 2012 9:00am EST
terms, then yes, somebody will welcome u.n. and welcome your big ships in, then maybe you might be able just to pull it off and still have something in the indian ocean and the eastern mediterranean. and by the way, it isn't just the defense ships but if there's any kind of problems you have to send other ships there. so the numbers don't add up that way. in terms of michele's direct question, you know, how do we deal with this, after all, this is a much larger problem. don't forget, the national debt right now is $10 trillion, give or take. if the sequestered it, that's 54.6, correct me, you're the one who knows it to the nearest 10th of a bill i think it is 54.6 billion for each of nine years. 54.6 billion off of 10 trillion? think about that. how big he didn't are you making in the national debt? now why am i looking at the debt? because the budget is a fraction of the problem. the problem is entitlement. it is not defense. defense is practically a rounding error. so if you want to go ahead and trade defense as a hostage to the issues that have to be dealt with, go right ahead. but t
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
was right yesterday when he said are you you -- of our u.n. ambassador susan rice. she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states' interest in the united nations with skill and professionalism, with toughness and grace to go after the u.n. ambassador he said who had nothing to do with benghazi, was simply making a presentation based on the intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. i agree with him. we owe it to her, we owe it to everyone involved in every federal agency to get the facts before us before we point a finger of blame. if there is blame, let us make certain that it is apportioned to those who deserve it rather than to make wild charges against many others. my good friend, senator john mccain -- and he really is my friend -- he and i have debated on the floor many times, but he said something that i want to quote from 2005 when there were criticisms of condoleezza rice who was being considered for the office of secretary of state. this is what senator mccain said -- "so i wonder why we're starting this new congress with
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
happening, very much so. but if i can get a true international coalition through the u.n., then i might not do it. i have to make sure that i'm actually going to have that. >> how about a true blue declaration of war or our own congress. even congressional authorization that bush had. i am very afraid of what will take. and what is happening in the arab world is happening in the arab world, whether we like it or not. obama doesn't like it. hillary clinton doesn't like it. she argued to the last breath that you should not stab hosni mubarak in the back. when we finally got back to it, it was a done deal. it was not going to make any difference in egypt. as far as libya, at first it seemed like we got lucky and qadhafi went down easily, you know, in the last couple of weeks, think seemed to have turned around. god only knows what's going to happen in syria. it's much more complex than iraq. we always say we are going to do this and that, the shiites, the police, the sunnis, the stuff, i can say that i spent a lot of time in that part of the world. it doesn't even make sense when you're th
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am EST
their leader and needed help to do it and went to the u.n. to get that help. >> there were large numbers of iraqis that would have liked him overthrown -- >> there's a much more sectarian situation. >> sure it was. >> and libya was not a sectarian situation. so if you had a situation where you had support with the vast majority of the people, and you had u.n. backing so there was no way it could be tarred as a u.s.-alone, imperialistic attack to try to scoop up natural resources for yourself and cause blowback, then, yes -- >> i have seen this movie before, and hearing this talk about, oh, yeah, we're not going to bring in the exiles, and we're going to pick legitimate people in the country, and tom friedman backs it up. please. i saw it the first time. you guys were all in school the first time, but even there you probably got the idea that it didn't work out so hot. let's just let things happen the way they're going to -- let other people worry about their own countries. we have enough problems in this country. >> jim, did you have -- [applause] >> yeah. no, that's fairly similar to my
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
when he gave his speech at the u.n. and he had this graphic illustration of the problem, he created what was a new threshold for them. for the previous, i don't know, six to 12 months, israelis have been focusing on what they called immunity. the result of immunity. what you mean by that was the death and the breath and the hardening of the nuclear program they face an existential threat and have the military option to deal with it. so they are saying under a point at which they own immunity is going to kick in, he was saying this is going to be the end of 2012. he has changed that and has said it has been pushed back eight to 10 months. when the prime minister was in new york, he focused not only on his own immunity, but the point at which iranians would cross the threshold where they would have the ability to build a nuclear weapon and you wouldn't be able to do anything about it. and he was suggesting that that would be when they had one at 20%. that is a limited definition. the issue for him was to define in a way, it also pushed off into the middle of 2013. they came up with di
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Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
at the u.n. and e had this graphic -- he had this graphic illustration of the problem, he was, he created what was a new threshold for them. he called it a red line, but a new threshold. they had -- for the previous, i don't know, 6-12 months the israelis had been focusing on, primarily because of the defense minister, ehud barak, the zone of immunity. and what he meant was iran was going to with the character of its nuclear program, the depth, the breadth, the redundancy, the hardening of the nuclear program was going to reach a point where the israelis would actually lose their military option. and no israeli prime minister is going to accept a situation where they face an existential threat, but they no longer have a military option to deal with it. so ehud barak was trying to identify the point at which the zone of immunity was going to kick in. now, he was saying it was going to be the end of 2012. now, he's changed that and said it's been pushed back 8-12 -- 8-10 months. when the prime minister was in new york he focused not on the zone of immunity, he focused on what's the point in
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Nov 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
-scientific elites are conservatives. in particular global warming and evolution. todd akin made some rather un- invite and comments about pregnancy and for days this was a front page story about how he doesn't understand biology. however, when someone on the far left is some income on president barack obama says vaccines might cause autism, that was ignored. and yes he did say that. we'll talk about that later in the top. some also, there's only been several books published on the topic. if you want to find out how the righties batted science is a big market for that. to our knowledge this is the first book on the anti-scientific left. so progressive and anti-science as well. >> let's give the devil his due -- within months of yours. >> regresses or anti-science is not reported by the media. the media simply looks the other way when political allies do things that are anti-science. so who are the presses? we took david mellons chartier and kind of was able to to fit more of our political ideology today because libertarians are probably the easiest to identify. conservatives are the mainstream
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Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and even suicideion, during the winter months. mont.un goes away on the firstci of october, and it might come out by the first of theby theirt following july. the last of the thing was, gran was in a drinking culture. army officers in those days were expected to drink like gentlemen, which meant that they were expected to drink a lot an ant's vo the effects. grant's boys would start toe slur. so would start to wobble when he had to drink. he was a sorryrr excuse for an officer in the sculpture. he resigned rather than be brought up on charges of dereliction for his drinking. reputation thation that grant acquired in the army. the army between the war withar mexico and the civil war was axd very small and very gossipy club. okay, so grant drinking stoutcla out of the army. no one thought anything of it began,when the civil war grant vaulted over dozens of officers, senior to himself. those who took the light in spreading the stories of grant's drinking. of i tracked down an account ofi tk grant's drinking to the extent that i could. exten then it discovered that on maybe two occasions dur
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
famously be -- trust but verify. u.s.-india cruise ship agreed to remove the missiles under u.n. inspection, castro refused to allow the inspection of any missile dismantling and removal from cuba. what were some of the complications that kennedy had to deal with, beginning on october 29 of this whole issue of inspections and of dealing with the soviet weapons and forces left over in cuba? >> guest: i think the context of this is important for them on october 18, 2 days after kennedy had been shown photographs of soviet missiles in cuba, the soviet foreign minister came into the oval office, kennedy asked him flat out, are you installing offensive nuclear weapons in cuba? and he said no. we are not doing this. unknown to him, kennedy had the lossy photos and so mr. kennedy, he had just been like to directly about the missile. so fast toward almost two weeks, he has this issue with the soviet premier has said we will remove the missiles. trust us, we'll do. for the members of the ex-con, the issue is not so much trust but verify, but verify first. there really wasn't a lot of trust the kenne
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
in the u.n., when you look at their position on iran, when you look at their position on other issues, they as often as not tide against the west rather than with the west, and that is a simpler by moving to a world in which there will be great diversity. as to how countries fashioned their own versions of maternity and allowing themselves to politically. -- align themselves geopolitically. let me begin to him by offering some thoughts on what we do about this. moving to a world in which we are globalized and interdependent, but in which there's no single, single captain at the helm, is a world that provides great opportunities but also great risk. we have never lived in a world in which decisions made in beijing immediately impact decisions made in brussels which immediate impact decisions here which immediately impact decisions in brasilia. we need to figure out how to manage that world, how to provide global governance in a world that is not only multipolar in the sense of multiple poles of power, but also quite ideologically diverse. and i will and simply with offering free though
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Nov 10, 2012 1:15pm EST
the extension of that. he also wishes he could've focused on preventing civilian casualties. a u.n. report talked about this is the fifth year in a row where civilian casualties have risen. while some are decreasing, insurgency caused them on the rise. so how does that translate into how the campaign is working? would you like to make any remarks at all? i like to open it up. and see if vernon loeb has approximate for questions. >> do we have any questions? >> i guess we should use the microphone. please, go ahead. >> in your book, it was mentioned that betray petraeus wanted to become joint chairmen. is there a reason why he couldn't be joint chiefs of staff chairman? >> that is a great question. part of it has that washington is only big enough for one star, and david petraeus is not it. the thought is that he would not be malleable as a chairman and was a tough budget cut, equipping and thinking about how we are going to fight the next war, on the horizon, i think the thought was having that position would -- he would serve as sort of a white house objective there. on the other hand, as
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Nov 22, 2012 12:00pm EST
declaration of human rights after world war ii. thanks in part to eleanor roosevelt who helped draft the un's declaration after her husband's death. today, more than 70 countries recognize a right to health or health care in their constitutions. virtually every industrialized nation has taken a step to influence these rights by establishing some type of universal health coverage for their citizens. with one major exception. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> tell us what you think about our programming this weekend. you can tweet us at booktv, comment on her facebook wall or send us an e-mail. booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2.
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Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm EST
southern support. republicans repeatedly convinced progressives democratics, even un-american, with his party on the threshold of the president tea, some articles are those people who preach the gospel to the public by foreign with the newspaper columns to proclaim the crisis of the south. the south had to act immediately to protect itself from the hated evil republicans with a succession that filled the southern air. this was not the first time the sectional crisis that gripped the country however. i've done several sharp disputes prior to 1860. each of these -- each of the major ones have been settled to compromise. here i will point specifically to the four political ones. first come the constitutional division in philadelphia, the missouri crisis of 1820 the admission of of missouri as a slave state in the future of slavery in the wiki and a purpose for which of course is you notice as much whether the state of louisiana, covered almost all the territory from the mississippi river to the rocky mountains. it was settled by the missouri compromise. 1832 and 33, nullification between t
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Nov 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
in government, u.n. poll sicks domestically. how do you weigh in on the ethics of using drone, and then second question, after the killing of bin laden, do you feel al-qaeda is more or less defeated? >> okay. good questions, both. on the subject of drones, i think they are the most significant advance in humanitarian warfare in history. i think that because the three principles of a just war are necessity, determination, and proportionality. necessity meaning are the people you are fighting, do you need to fight them? is there a way to deal with bin laden and other than shooting at them or capturing them? i come down strongly on the side of, no, these are irreconcilable. the next two questions are making sure that you're targeting the right people and that you're striking targets with the level of force required and no more; right? now, think about it, drones give you more than any tool in history the ability to make sure you are hitting the right target. doesn't mean they don't make mistakes, but you have a better chance of reaching that 100% goal with a drone than you do firing a shell or dr
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Nov 23, 2012 11:30am EST
. undemocratic, even un-american. with this party on the threshold of the presidency, southern sectional radicals -- those people who preach the gospel of the union. they took to the public platform and the newspaper colins -- column to proclaim the crisis of the south was at hand. the south had to act immediately to protect itself from the evil republicans who cried the succession -- [inaudible] and this was not the first time sectional crisis had gripped the country. there have been several sharp sectional disputes prior to 1860. each of these -- each of the major ones had been settled by a comprise. herely point to the specifically to the four critical ones. first, the constitutional convention of 1778. the missouri crisis of 1820, which had to did do the admission of missouri as a slave state and the louisiana purchase which was more than the state of louisiana be covered all the territory from the mississippi river to the rockies mountains. it was settled be i the missouri comprise. then in 1832 and '33 the nullification controversy between the state of south carolina and the graft was -- fe
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Nov 26, 2012 6:30am EST
probably know in 1961 was one of the people called before the house un-american activities committee. during the whole washing down the stairs operation. >> right. well, i spoke with doug wachter about this, by the way. according to the former fbi agent bernie, they fbi had a wire topped on them. this wiretap take up a conversation between doug wachter and richard aoki. dug in richard were fellow students at berkeley in the mid-and late '50s. subsequent to that, the fbi approached richard aoki and asked them if you become an fbi informant. and the documents that were released from richard aoki's informant file are consistent with that. they contain references to richard aoki associate with certain people during the late '50s, and they show that he was approached at least by 1961, and that these documents, which the fbi tried very hard to cover up and which were released only as a result of a court order, turn out to have bernie's initials in the bottom of them. so they are consistent with what bernie told me. in essential ways. and what these documents show is that starting in 1961,
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
several examples of massive united nations lead interventions where the u.n. moved in and established a presence in iraq and afghanistan. it was u.s. and nato lead. in the middle east and north africa particularly in these countries we are discussing something new is happening. in some respects the international community learning to do things differently. we are not going back to what we have done in the last 20 years. we are going to do it in a different way and has an international community we are learning what that process is and if you are on the ground you can see it. a lot of people -- there's a hesitancy about this intervention and this involvement that is quite telling and wasn't there in the past. >> thank you. >> i would like to know -- i am abigail woodward and i would like to know how women's rights are being protected and advanced and i would like to know if the muslim brotherhood has seen this debate impediment to that and how the constitutions are including them. >> let's start with the most significant case, constitutional issues and the role of the muslim brotherhoo
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
and you have perhaps a u.n. operation in the international coordination is weak leadership. you have confusion. i think one of the highest hurdles to overcome is the residual feeling, often among ngos that they would be contaminated if they do any cooperation with the military. but mostly he says, it's only the military that has the logistic capacity to project not only power, but to project units and sanitation equipment into a remote area and to take people out from the remote area who need more sophisticated care. so if you don't have leadership on the ground, it can help bridge the gaps. i think there's also contiguous set of intellectual political pass. obviously some groups, the red cross, quakers at his long tradition of relating to the military on battlefields and knowing how to deal the potential sense of conflicts and perspectives. but i think that's the dialogue that had to be extended to all of these other groups that are active. i think some are fairly pragmatic. and thinking of doctors without borders right now. there are others who are anything but. so that's an area w
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
in syria. we've seen three security council vetoes by russia and china causing many to call the u.n., essentially, ineffective in this crisis. so it's been the interplay of these three factors, i would argue, that has led syria down the path that it has taken. in terms of u.s. policy, u.s. policy is based on the objective of having assad, as president obama called for, step aside. this was back in august of 2011. the problem with u.s. policy is that it has continually been at conflict with itself in terms of how to achieve that objective while also achieving or protecting u.s. national security interests in the region. namely, i would argue, very understandable concerns about, about the impact of unseating assad and the potential for massive instability across the region. so at the crux of u.s. policy on syria, i would argue, has resided this tension of wanting assad to go but being concerned and fearful about how to achieve that objective while also seeking to maintain stability in such a volatile region of the world. now, the debate right now on syria is focused largely on this qu
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
in north korea. but there is another possibility, and there are already some signs that kim young un's effort to to -- remember him appearing with his wife at some kind of cultural event, and they had figures that sort of looked like mickey and minnie mouse. and when i saw that i said, hey, that's ping-pong diplomacy in a new guise. i think an equally likely outcome maybe in the short run is that kim jong un's effort to really bring about change is going to run into tremendous pushback from elements of the military who are not prepared to live with the consequences of that change. is and you could see an internal implosion. so i agree with chris hill that watch north korea. >> yes, okay. >> when you come last, there's not many surprises left. [laughter] i agree by definition, t hard to define it. first, we've got to have some sort of disagreement, so i will be surprised if we have a burma in north korea. i won't get into detail, we want to get to your questions. the trouble with talking to the chinese, they won't talk to us. and as kurt knows, it's too sensitive to talk about conting
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
. when i look at what's going on this area, to u.n. security council is dysfunctional, not working, not capable of coming to a conclusion. the g20 has not fulfilled, at least not according to me, the expectations we had when this larger body was created. in other words, from a european point of view, you need to worry about the fact that europe will have obviously a smaller portion of the cake in the future. germany is going to a 1% of the worlds population. the e.u. altogether 5%, 40 or so. in other words, what probably needs minority protection. we have a ton about that much. that's a specific problem for europeans, not so much for americans. if that is correct analysis, did we need to worry about global governance. we are capable as long as we are in charge and as long as we still represent to some degree the majority and as long as are capable for helping to shape the international system. we are capable of shaping an international system, which will be sustained even when we are only a minority. in other words, we called the shot. can we reform the u.n., the g20 system and oth
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